PM Modi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused opposition parties of spreading rumours about Citizenship Bill. Addressing a rally in Amingaon of Assam, the Prime Minister launched a scathing attack on Congress and other opposition parties saying people who sit in AC rooms are spreading rumours about the bill. He also promised that the BJP government will ensure that the 36-year-old demand of implementing Assam Accord is fulfilled.
He further said that Assam will become oil and gas hub of country with projects worth Rs 14,000 crore completed in last four years. Earlier, Modi addressed a rally in Itanagar of Arunachal Pradesh where he accused the previous Congress-led governments of ignoring Arunachal Pradesh for decades. He said that the BJP government at the Centre has doubled the Central fund for the state in last four years and working to expand infrastructure in the border state. During his Itanagar visit, PM Modi also inaugurated several projects and laid foundation stone of many vital schemes worth over Rs 4,000 crore. He laid the foundation stone for construction of greenfield Airport at Hollongi and inaugurated a retrofitted airport at Tezu in Lohit district through a remote. He also inaugurated the new Doordarshan channel for Arunachal Pradesh, DD Arun Prabha. Besides, he dedicated to the nation the 110 MW Pare Hydroelectric Plant and laid the foundation stone for a permanent campus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) at Jote.
Earlier this morning, PM Modi was shown black flags in Guwahati at two different places on second day of his visit to the northeast over citizenship bill. On Friday as well, Modi was shown black flags as All Assam Students Union (AASU) protested and shouted slogans against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. A PTI report said that PM Modi witnessed the protests as he travelled to the Raj Bhavan from Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.